Meetings

What To Expect At A Tulsa NightWriters Meeting:

Martin Regional Library

  • Due to Covid-19, we’ll be having our 2021 meetings via ZOOM. They’ll still be on our regular schedule, at our regular time, 7 pm. The zoom ID number is 647 927 2866.  The passcode is 1547.
  • The meeting room will be open around 6:50pm for you to sign in. We start around 7 pm. The meetings last around 60 – 90 minutes.
  • Our meetings are always informative and usually entertaining. Our goal is to help aspiring writers master their craft and find publication. We welcome all genre of writing.
  • The Tulsa NightWriters (TNWC) is a an affiliate of the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. (OWFI).  You can choose to join TNWC alone, or also be a member of OWFI and enjoy all the benefits of both organizations.
  • Please announce yourself when you’re admitted into the zoom.
  • Hear what’s happening in the club with announcements and member ‘brags’.

  • Rex Griffin, President – Tulsa NightWriters Club.
  • Learn about opportunities for writing workshops, readings, and other literary events happening in our community.
  • Be educated, encouraged, and challenged by our quality speakers.
  • Meet and network with new writing friends.

Check out our monthly newsletters available on this website. Come back next month and do it all again!

We hope you’ll  join us. Questions? Feel free to ask any questions, click on the CONTACT US tab.

Once the pandemic is over, we hope to return to our usual meeting place, the Martin East Library Auditorium, 27th and Garnett, Tulsa.  Until then, we’ll meet by zoom at the meeting ID shown above and below.

DISCLAIMER:   This event is not affiliated in any way with the Tulsa City-County Library. The Library neither sponsors nor endorses this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the rest of our meetings will be conducted as ZOOM meetings until further notice.  These are not difficult to attend, so don’t get hung up on the technology. Here’s a simple step by step to get you into the meeting.
  1. Go to http://zoom.us and download the version of the software that fits your operating system OR if you will be using a tablet/iPad or smartphone then go to your App Store and download the Zoom app.

Here is their download site where you can find every version to download:

https://zoom.us/download

  1. Once it has been downloaded, click on the link below to join the meeting and when asked, type in the password below. Once in the “Zoom Room”, look for the video and microphone symbols to make sure they have been turned on so we can hear and see you. If you don’t have video capabilities, you can still join via audio only.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6479272866?pwd=UDBIdDdUZjRiaUVGT284NmFBc0RZUT09

Meeting ID: 647 927 2866
Passcode: 1547

3. If you are using an iPad/tablet/smartphone, make sure to click on the above link on the device you plan on using so that it can access the Zoom app on that device.

2021 Meeting Schedule

February 16    Tierney James

Tierney James

UTube link to February meeting video

HANDOUT Villians We Love to Hate

Villains You Love to Hate

Why do we love to hate certain characters in what we write or read? Exploring the “how-to” of this technique is not as difficult as you think. Some simple rules, tips, and your own experiences can help design an unforgettable character to make your novel a success. 

Tierney has been in education for over thirty years. She recently stopped teaching World Geography for a nearby college to pursue her writing career. Creating a workshop for beginning writers, speaking at schools and serving as an officer in the writing group, Sleuths’ Ink, are some of the work she does when not writing. With the creation of Winds of Deception, Tierney is working with one of the crew members of USS Liberty in hopes of obtaining the Medal of Honor for him. She is also working with Mission K9 Rescue to create a children’s book about four-footed soldiers that save lives.

Besides serving as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and attending Space Camp for Educators, Tierney has traveled across the world. From the Great Wall of China to floating the Okavango Delta of Botswana, Africa, she ties her unique experiences into other writing projects such as the action thriller, An Unlikely Hero, the first in the Enigma Series. Winds of Deception is the second in that series. Living on a Native American reservation and in a mining town for many years fuels the kind of characters she never tires of creating.

Besides teaching and writing, Tierney enjoys family, gardening, reading and music. Other pursuits involve learning Hebrew in hopes of incorporating the knowledge in a future Engima Series. She likes to research and sometimes that has involved learning new skills, such as being certified with various weapons.

She has settled in the beautiful Ozarks, but there’s never a dull moment in Tierney’s life. And that is just the way she likes it.

You can find out more about Tierney and her books on her website https://www.tierneyjames.com/

March 16

Speaker: To be determined

April 20

Britton Gildersleeve

(Something about Poetry & Prose)

Britton is creating a presentation for our Poets, and how to use poetry elements in prose.

A native of Tulsa, Britton Gildersleeve spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Southeast Asia. Following her marriage, she lived for 10 years in the Middle East. Her award-winning work has appeared in New Millenium WritingsNimrodPassager, Spoon River, Atlas Poetica and the Florida Review, among other journals. She was the director of a federal non-profit the Oklahoma State University Writing Project at OSU, where she also taught. Gildersleeve has a MA in English letters from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in creative writing from OSU. Pudding House Publications has published both her chapbooks: The Privilege of Breath and the 2010 Trading with Devils.

She recently moved to Virginia, where she is now Workshop Facilitator at Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech. Britton describes herself as a writer, rabble-rouser teacher, and an advocate of the impact of beauty on the human heart.

Check out her website britton.gildersleeve@gmail.com

May 18

Celebrate OWFI Winners

June 15

Speaker: To Be Determined

July 20

Speaker: To Be Determined

August 17

Speaker: To Be Determined

September 21

Speaker: To Be Determined

October 19

Speaker: To Be Determined

CRAFT OF WRITING CONFERENCE: Date: To Be Determined

Michael Wallis, Keynote Speaker (Tentative)

Marilyn A. Hudson, Up the Stairs: Climbing the Character Arc (Tentative)

Sabrina A. Fish, World Building (Tentative)

November 16

OWFI Prep Panel

2022 Officer Election

December 21

Christmas Party

Flash Fiction Winners Announced

 

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